Buying for your significant other’s parents is always difficult. It’s just like buying for your own parents – only worse. Like any other adult, they’ve accumulated their share of “stuff” over the years and most things you can think to buy for them they already own, you’re not sure if they use (or if it would end up in the junk drawer), or is too expensive for your twenty-something paycheck. Check out this list for ideas on what to buy your significant other’s parents:
For The Movie Buff
The Gift: Movie Tickets + Snacks
The Price: $20-$30
They’re always seeing the latest movies, so why not treat them to one? Purchase a gift card that can cover two tickets, popcorn and drinks at their local theater. Or if you’re feeling crafty, combine the gift card into a basket with a variety of candy they can sneak into the theater!
For The Locavore
The Gift: Locally made chips and salsa, jams, or snacks
The Price: $10
These parents are eco-friendly and always looking to try something new. Visit a local indoor farmer’s market or specialty store and purchase a few snacks for them to try! Great options are chips and salsa, jams and honey, or dried fruits and nuts!
For The Coffee Fiend
The Gift: Starbucks Gift Basket
The Price: Starting at $19.95
You know these parents – their day doesn’t truly begin until they’ve had at least one cup of coffee. Why not buy them a variety pack or gift set from Starbucks so they can try some holiday brews?
For The Foodie
The Gift: Nature Box
The Price: $19.95/month
Subscribe your SO’s parents to Nature Box or another “snack/beer/(insert food item here) of the month” and give them the gift that keeps on giving!
For The Wine Lover
The Gift: A Bottle (or two) of their favorite wine
The Price: Varies
Who doesn’t love free alcohol?
For The Person Who Has Everything
The Gift: Yankee Candle
The Price: Varies
This is the perfect gift when you’re stumped on exactly what to buy. Candles are a great gift for anyone and you can personalize the gift for your recipient’s likes. Candle warmers and plates are also a great addition to this gift!